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Briefing note 17: Could understanding the Indian Ocean improve climate predictions for Australia?

October 25, 2021 7:32 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 17: Could understanding the Indian Ocean improve climate predictions for Australia?

You may have heard about the influence of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the tropical Pacific Ocean on Australia’s climate and how forecasts of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) help to give warnings of flood, drought and bushfire risk in Australia months in advance… but what about the tropical Indian Ocean?

Need for prediction of marine heatwaves

July 29, 2020 11:40 am Published by Comments Off on Need for prediction of marine heatwaves

CLEX researchers and colleagues have highlighted the need for the development of systems to predict marine heatwaves, which are a growing threat to marine ecosystems and industries as the climate changes.

Research brief: How atmospheric thirst creates flash droughts

March 5, 2020 11:07 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How atmospheric thirst creates flash droughts

Drought can unfold on sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales, meaning weeks to months, posing a particular risk to the agricultural sector. This type of drought has recently been recognized and given the name “flash drought”.

Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

February 13, 2019 3:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

Weather and climate extremes occur on a wide range of time and space scales. Weather extremes occur on shorter timescales and are regionally or locally specific while climate extremes tend to be on longer timescales and can impact a region through to the whole globe. This note provides a statement on what we know about how weather and climate extremes might change in the future.